Developing Democracy

Author: Larry Diamond
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801861567
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In this book noted political sociologist Larry Diamond sets forth a distinctive theoretical perspective on democratic evolution and consolidation in the late twentieth century. Rejecting theories that posit preconditions for democracy—and thus dismiss its prospects in poor countries—Diamond argues instead for a "developmental" theory of democracy. This, he explains, is one which views democracy everywhere as a work in progress that emerges piecemeal, at different rates, in different ways and forms, in different countries. Diamond begins by assessing the "third wave" of global democratization that began in 1974. With a wealth of quantitative data and case illustrations, he shows that the third wave has come to an end, leaving a growing gap between the electoral form and the liberal substance of democracy. This underscores the hollow, fragile state of many democracies and the imperative of concolidation. He then defines the concept of democratic consolidation and identifies the conditions that foster it. These include strong political institutions, appropriate institutional designs, decentralization of power, a vibrant civil society, and improved economic and political performance. If new and troubled democracies are to be consolidated, Diamond argues, they must become more deeply democratic—more liberal, accountable, and responsive to their citizens. Drawing on extensive public opinion research in developing and postcommunist states, he demonstrates the importance of freedom, transparency, and the rule of law for generating the broad legitimacy that is the essence of democratic consolidation. The book concludes with a hopeful view of the prospects for a fourth wave of global democratization.

Developing Democracy

Author: Professor of Government Ian Budge
Editor: SAGE Publications Limited
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This comprehensive book examines comparatively the major political development of our time: the explosion of democracy in Europe and the Third World, and its deepening in the West. The book analyzes how the new democracies are experimenting with Western models while also highlighting how these models are themselves seriously problematic. Topics include: the relationship of democracy in the nation-state to trans-national and international institutions such as the EC; problems of democracy in Post-Soviet Russia and Latin America; the continuing threat to civil liberties; and the political manipulation of the economy.

Developing Democracy

Author: William A. Douglass
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Developing Democracy In Europe

Author: Lawrence Pratchett
Editor: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287155795
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Published as part of the integrated project "Making democratic institutions work"

The Politics Of Ngos In Indonesia

Author: Bob S. Hadiwinata
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134484437
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This book deals with two major issues: how Indonesian NGOs survived under Suharto's authoritarian rule; and how NGOs contributed to the promotion of democracy in the post-Suharto era. If NGOs are to change from 'development' to 'movement' in democratic post-Suharto Indonesia, they must adjust not only their management and working style, but also their very ideology. This comprehensive study will be an important book for scholars interested in Asian studies, Indonesian politics and development studies.

Developing Democracies

Author: Michael Boss
Editor: ISD LLC
ISBN: 8771241175
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The Middle East captured front pages worldwide for the alleged Arab Spring in 2011. Large segments of the populations of Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, and Syria took to the streets to voice their protest against autocratic regimes and to demand democracy. Violent uprisings followed, but the prospects of liberal democracy are still uncertain and distant. No wonder. Democratization took a couple of centuries in the West. And even today, well-established Western democracies are under pressure from globalization and regionalization, and many claim representative democracy is in need of renewal. This collection of essays focuses on a number of theoretical issues associated with democracy and democratization. Divided into three parts, the first part analyzes how democracy may be understood, explained and measured. The second part deals with issues of democracy, international stability, and development in fragile and developmental states and regions. The third part of the book looks at representative democracy in old democracies and its potential for development.

Social Capital In Developing Democracies

Author: Leslie E. Anderson
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521192749
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Explores the contribution of social capital to the process of democratization and the limits of that contribution.

Developing Democracy

Author: Ian Budge
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446226360
Size: 19,30 MB
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This comprehensive book examines comparatively the major political development of our time: the explosion of democracy in Europe and the Third World, and its deepening in the West. The book analyzes how the new democracies are experimenting with Western models while also highlighting how these models are themselves seriously problematic. Topics include: the relationship of democracy in the nation-state to trans-national and international institutions such as the EC; problems of democracy in Post-Soviet Russia and Latin America; the continuing threat to civil liberties; and the political manipulation of the economy.

Learning Organization

Author: Bob Garratt
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ISBN: 9781861975874
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Practical and provocative, this book by one of the world's experts in management education offers a fresh perspective on the way organizations work. *Bob Garratt proposes a theory of organizations as 'learning systems' in which success depends on the ability of managers to become 'direction-givers' and on the organization's capacity for learning continuously. *As well as considering the work of other business thinkers, Garratt employs a wide range of experimental models and graphic illustrations to demonstrate both the stagnation which results from the absence of these skills, and the dramatic effects of their positive implementation. *Fully revised and with a new introduction, The Learning Organization is a seminal work - exciting, informative and a challenge to all directors, management educators and the business community at large.

Policing Developing Democracies

Author: Mercedes S. Hinton
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134088728
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There are enormous challenges in establishing policing systems in young democracies. Such societies typically have a host of unresolved pressing social, economic and political questions that impinge on policing and the prospects for reform. There are a series of hugely important questions arising in this context, to do with the emergence of the new security agenda, the problems of transnational crime and international terrorism, the rule of law and the role of the police, security services and the military. This is a field that is not only of growing academic interest but is now the focus of a very significant police reform ‘industry’. Development agencies and entrepreneurs are involved around the globe in attempts to establish democratic police reforms in countries with little or no history of such activity. Consequently, there is a growing literature in this field, but as yet no single volume that brings together the central developments. This book gathers together scholars from political science, international relations and criminology to focus on the issues raised by policing within developing democracies examining countries in Eastern Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.